[Sundance 2014] “THE BABADOOK” Trailer Brings Storybook Terror


The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today and likely our most anticipated of the horror films there is Park City at Midnighter THE BABADOOK. From Australian director Jennifer Kent, the film looks an eerie, atmospheric story of a mother on the edge, her dangerously misbehaving son and the supernatural stalker out of a storybook that may be the cause of all their trouble. 

Per the Sundance Guide: “Do you want to die?!” seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning. After dealing with Samuel’s frantic tantrums his entire life, Amelia suspects that her son has begun directing his violent misbehavior toward her. However, after a dark and foreboding children’s book called Mister Babadook mysteriously appears on Samuel’s bookshelf, Amelia must decide if her son is truly deranged, or if there really is a bogeyman lurking in their darkened halls at night. 

THE BABADOOK World Premieres Friday, January 17 in Park City and FANGORIA will be on hand to hopefully get a proper shakeup. For much more, see our exclusive chat with Kent, in which she previews what to expect from the film, here.

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.

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